Install Owncloud on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

Install Owncloud on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr). ownCloud provides a safe, secure, and compliant file synchronization and sharing solution on servers that you control.


Distribution Release: Webconverger 26.0

Kai Hendry has announced the release of Webconverger 26.0, a new update of the specialist distribution designed for web-only computers – now with Firefox 32.0: “Webconverger 26 release. Highlights of this 26.0 signed and tagged snapshot: revised boot menu, helping you get started with Neon, our web signage….

The KMS Mode-Setting Driver Was Imported For X.Org Server 1.17

We have the newest feature of X.Org Server 1.17…

OpenMediaVault 1.0 review

The latest version, a milestone release, is OpenMediaVault 1.0. It is based on Debian 7 and uses that distribution’s ncurses installer, just like Ubuntu server.


Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 7.4.1

Klaus Knopper has released KNOPPIX 7.4.1, a bug-fix update of the project’s Debian-based live CD/DVD that provides the LXDE (default), GNOME 3.12 and KDE 4.13.3 desktops, as well as a separate “ADRIANE” edition designed for visually impaired users: “Version 7.4.1 of KNOPPIX is based on the usual picks….

Community Chronicle – 18/09

Videos, events and some truly epic tailoring abound in the Community Chronicle – bringing you the latest RuneScape Community news.


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Ozon OS “Hydrogen” Alpha Available For Testing

Numix Project and Nitrux S.A. released Ozon OS “Hydrogen” alpha yesterday. Ozon OS Ozon OS “Hydrogen” alpha is based on Fedora 20 and it uses GNOME Shell and Gnome apps by default, customized with various extensions. The newly released alpha is aimed at developers and ships with only part of the Atom Shell: Atom Dock, Launcher and Panel, so it’s not really interesting for regular desktop users. However, the beta (and obviously, the final release) should include a lot more exiting stuff.Here are a couple of Ozon OS Hydrogen alpha screenshots (but, as I said, there’s not much to see right now):Current Atom Shell features include:Atom Dock: intellihide, per workspace task separation and transparent background on App Overview;Atom Panel: display legacy tray icons and appindicators on the top panel;Atom Launcher: a simplified App Launcher with applications sorted by frequency of use.Many other features are planned, but not yet available.Besides the extensions mentioned above, Ozon OS “Hydrogen” alpha uses GNOME 3.12 with a custom GNOME Shell theme by default and has the RPMFusion repository enabled – other than that, it’s just stock Fedora 20. According to its roadmap, Ozon OS “Hydrogen” beta will use Fedora 21 as a base and it

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digiKam Software Collection 4.3.0 Has New Option for Geo-Located Images

Digital photo management application for KDE and Linux digiKam, which includes an image editor for photo corrections and manipulation, has been promoted to version 4.3.0

The digiKam collection of tools has been updated yet again, but this time it's just a few changes and a host of smaller fixes. Despite the version number that hints at something major, this latest iteration of the application is nothing to write home about, although users should upgrade as soon as possible.

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Popcorn Time 0.3.3 Released With Support External Media Players And Chromecast, More

Popcorn Time 0.3.3 was released today and it comes with quite a few new features, including support for external players such as VLC, XBMC, MPlayer, mpv and others, Chromecast and Airplay support, 3 new themes and more.As a reminder, Popcorn Time is an open source Netflix-style torrent streaming application for Linux, Windows and Mac. The application allows users to stream movies (with subtitles) and TV series at no cost, and that may be illegal in your country so make sure you read the disclaimer before using Popcorn Time!The most important change in the latest Popcorn Time 0.3.3 is probably the option to play the videos using your favorite media player such as VLC, XMBC, MPlayer, mpv and more – this can be done from the video page, next to the “Watch Now” button:Another interesting change in the latest Popcorn Time is synchronisation: Trakt will now remember your favorite videos for you so you won’t lose your favorites if you use Popcorn Time on multiple computers or you remove its database.Yet another change is the addition of themes support along with 3 new themes: Black & Yellow, Flat UI and Light – here’s a screenshot with the new Light theme:Besides

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Keyboard Modifiers State indicator For Ubuntu: Xkbmod Indicator

Unity doesn’t ship with a keyboard modifiers state indicator by default, so Abdellah Chelli has recently created such an indicator, called Xkbmod Indicator, useful for users with disabilities who need use sticky keys.Xkbmod Indicator indicates the state of the following modifier keys: Shift, Caps Lock, Ctrl, Alt, Num Lock, Super and AltGr (and locked AltGr; a red dot means locked).In its current state, Xkbmod Indicator is considered a prototype, so it may not work as expected, but I didn’t encounter any major issues in my test. There is an issue which depends on the theme you’re using though: by default, Xkbmod Indicator only supports themes with dark panels such as Ambiance.However, you can get Xkbmod Indicator to work with any theme if you set it to use labels (text) instead of an image for the indicator. But in that case, only the active keyboard modifiers will be displayed, which will make the indicators shift each time you press a keyboard modifier so that might be annoying:If you want the indicator to use labels instead of an image, launch Xkbmod Indicator with the “-l” parameter (for instance, if you’ve used our package, copy the indicator-xkbmod.desktop file from /etc/xdg/autostart/ to ~/.config/autostart/ and

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Clonezilla Live 2.2.4-12 Stable Release Arrives with Linux Kernel 3.16.2

Clonezilla Live, a Linux distribution based on DRBL, Partclone, and udpcast that allows users to do bare metal backup and recovery, has reached version 2.2.4-12 and is now available for download.

The Clonezilla team has published a new stable version for their operating system, 2.2.4-12, and it's packed with more changes and improvements than usual. Most of the time, various smaller packages are updated, but it looks like this latest version is actually quite consistent.

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A potpourri of open-source engines for old(er) games

Yep, not much updates on the blog, but I thought I throw up a list of (mostly) obscure open-source news:

Less obscure: New version of OpenMW (0.32).

Big tease: Icculus works on open-sourcing a game and it seems to be a relatively new title as it includes steamworks support.

Please comment below if you know of other recent open-sourceing efforts ;)

Libav Upstream Update Makes Its Way in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

A number of Libav vulnerabilities have been identified and fixed in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and an update has been issued for the operating system.

The update for this Libav exploit only applies to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and the developers have explained that Libav could have been made to crash or to run programs as the user's login, if it opened a specially crafted file.

"It was discovered that Libav incorrectly handled certain malformed media files. If a user were tricked in… (read more)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11 to Be the Last Update for RHEL5

Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11 for all customers and partners, marking the end of an era.

The developers of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11 have said that this will be the last update to be released in the series and that it concludes one of the longest support periods for a Linux distribution. 

The distribution was released back in 2007 and it's been updated numerous times. The devs have continued to provide updates and various fixes f… (read more)

SNA & UXA Intel Benchmarks With X.Org Server 1.16

Here’s some benchmarks of the Intel Linux graphics stack on X.Org Server 1.16…

Files (Nautilus) 3.14 RC1 Features Better Toolbar Styling with GTK+ 3.14

The GNOME developers behind the Nautilus project (now known as Files) have announced that version 3.14 RC1 has been released and is now available for download and testing.

A fresh Files (Nautilus) 3.14 RC1 version has been made available and it looks like the developers are still finding things to fix and improve, even if it's quite late in the development cycle. 

Nautilus is the default file manager for the GNOME project and it's one of the most visible components. It comes wit… (read more)

Graphics Driver Changes Coming In The Linux 3.18 Kernel

While the Linux 3.17 kernel isn’t being released for a few weeks, we already have a good idea for the DRM graphics driver improvements coming for the Linux 3.18 cycle…

AMD, Canonical Deliver Ubuntu-based OpenStack Server Solution

Canonical just keeps deepening its commitment to the OpenStack cloud computing platform, to the point where a lot of people who are loyal to the company for its Linux roots may not recognize its business model in a few years. Canonical is now partnering with AMD to upgrade the OpenStack cloud in the box concept that was originally the Ubuntu Orange Box to an OpenStack cloud housed on a rack. The Orange Box, of course, capitalized on the fact that many people are deploying OpenStack on top of Ubuntu, and the new OpenStack on a rack concept serves up Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and OpenStack in one bundled offering. Specifically, the bundle comes on a set of rack-mounted servers and includes Canonical’s Metal-as-a-Service (MaaS) and Juju DevOps program. "AMD and Canonical have dedicated a tremendous amount of engineering resources to ensure an integrated solution that removes the complexity of an OpenStack technology deployment," said Dhiraj Mallick, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD data center server solutions, in a statement. "The SM15000 server, Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and OpenStack is an amazing solution filling a need in the industry for an OpenStack solution that can be deployed easily without spending a

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RadeonSI GLAMOR Benchmarks With X.Org Server 1.16

With X.Org Server 1.16 having landed in Ubuntu 14.10, it’s time for some benchmarks comparing the 1.15 and 1.16 releases on Ubuntu while using the GLAMOR 2D acceleration library.

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